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2017 Children' s Mental Health Awareness Week
"Partnering for Hope and Health"
SAVE THE DATE!
May 1st - May 7th, 2017


 
Early Childhood Trauma
Early childhood trauma generally refers to the traumatic experiences that occur to children aged 0-6. These traumas can be the result of intentional violence-such as child physical or sexual abuse, or domestic violence-or the result of natural disaster, accidents, or war. Young children also may experience traumatic stress in response to painful medical procedures or the sudden loss of a parent/caregiver.


Click Here  for more information on early childhood trauma

Consult an NCTSN reading list  of research on early childhood trauma.
Information Provided By: TheNationalChildTraumaticStressNetwork
       
Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will be hosting a series of FREE Lunch and Learn training's on a variety of topics. Aimed to educate, train, consult families, mental health providers, educational institutions and the general public.
               

The information and perspective of this series will reflect the needs and values of families to public policy makers. Also, to increase awareness of the mental health needs of children, youth and their families and decrease stigma and 
socio-barriers 
associated with mental health. 

Help us keep you updated by joining our email list and stay connected with us on facebook for information about our next Lunch and Learn training.


MARCH HEALTH AWARENESS
* National Colorectal Cancer Awareness 
  *   National Endometriosis Awareness
*  National Kidney Month 
*  Multiple Sclerosis Education Month
*  National Nutrition Month
*  Save your Vision Month
*  Sleep Awareness Month
* Trisomy Awareness Month
* Workplace Eye Wellness Month
* National Athletic Training Month
* Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19
* National Sleep Awareness Week March 6-13
* Brain Awareness Week March 14-20
* National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21
* Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness March 26
* National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
* National Cheerleader Safety Month
* Problem Gambling Awareness Month
* National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11)
* National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)
World Kidney Day (March 10)
*  National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20)
* American Diabetes Alert Day (March 24)
* World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)
* Tsunami Preparedness Week (March 27-April 2)

 


UPCOMING EVENTS/ TRAININGS

* " Greatness in Me" Workshop March 14th in Lake Charles, LA w/ (Special Guest)

* Webinar: " Know Your Rights presentation around children and parents' rights under Medicaid law"

Presenter: Sara Godchaux, March 16th

* Let's Talk Networking Call - March 31st


* Children's Mental Health Awareness Week May 1st- 7th



PARENT WEBINARS
PROFESSIONALS AND CAREGIVERS 
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BEING A PRESENTER FOR OUR PARENT WEBINARS?
LAFFCMH would love to have professionals, caregivers, etc. , share their time and expertise with parents across Louisiana. 
Topics of these webinars will cover current children's mental health issues and other concerns as identified by participating parents. The webinars are all held in the evenings to better suit your needs.  

Please Join US!!
Contact Kevira Johnson for additional  information
kjohnson@laffcmh.org


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Community Partners Upcoming Event:
"Shamrock Shuffle" - Wear green!
Disc Jockey, Snacks, Prizes, Socialization, and FUN!
Through a partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC offers themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family.
When: Friday March 17, 2017
Where: Milton J. Womack Park 6201 Florida Blvd
Time: 6:00p.m. -  9:00p.m.
Ages: 16 and older with disabilities 
Cost: $5 donation



The $10 off Early Bird Registration for the State Conference has been extended until 3/5
Click HERE  to register now!
2017 STATE CONFERENCE
KNOW MORE FACTS.
NO MORE STIGMA.
When: April 8th
Where: First United Methodist Church 930 North Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Parents/Caregivers who need information, emotional support, or just need a listening ear contact:

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
4600 Sherwood Common, Suite 304, 
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
1-800-224-4010 (Parent Line)
info@laffcmh.org
www.laffcmh.org